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YMMV: Planes
  • Awesome Music: The music from the Planes "Take Flight" teaser.
  • Broken Aesop: The movie's aesop is supposed to be that if you follow your dreams, you can become more than what you were "built" for. Except that Dusty had to go through significant alterations in order to be able to keep up with the rest of the racers, and therefore he became "built" for racing, at the same time completely losing his qualifications for cropdusting in the process. Had he won the race while staying 100% a cropduster, the aesop would hold water.
  • Cliché Storm: The film is just the typical "underdog overcomes the odds and wins in the end" story, except the characters are planes and cars.
  • Critical Dissonance: Critics hated the film, regarding it as a bland retread of Cars created only to sell more toys. This didn't stop the film from making back its budget.
  • Double Standard: There have been complaints on feminist sites such as Jezebel about how while there are two female planes racing, they are considered as love interests instead of actual competition. They seem to miss the point that Ishani is a Pan-Asian Champion and Rochelle got into racing as, when she was a postal plane, she'd fly as fast as possible to help those who needed spare parts.
    • Then again, both were minor characters who lacked any arc and were treated largely as love interests.
  • Mis-blamed: Much of the Hatedom for this movie is aimed at Pixar despite the movie being written and designed by DisneyToon Studios and animated by Prana Studios in India (due to outsourcing).
  • Moral Event Horizon: Ripslinger sending Ned and Zed to sabotage Dusty during the China-Mexico stretch.
  • The Scrappy: Some people consider Rochelle to be this.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Since Dusty's daydream at the beginning of the film plays like a scene from Top Gun, it's no surprise that the soundtrack strongly resembles Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone".
  • What an Idiot: Well, well, well, Ripslinger. Had you not turned yourself to the cameras near the finish line, you wouldn't have let Dusty win.
    • Actually exploited on Dusty's part. Rip's habit of doing this was pointed out to him earlier in the film, and he took advantage of it to sneak by Ripslinger in his blind-spot and steal first place.

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